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Column: Curtailing Our Consumption Habits

Column: Curtailing Our Consumption Habits

[Column written by Bermuda Is Love] How can we all curtail our consumption habits? The problem of consumerism Consumerism is the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods; while a consumer is defined as an individual able to buy goods and services beyond the satisfaction of their basic needs. The problem of consumerism is that... Read more of this article

Column: Standing On Your Own Two Feet

Column: Standing On Your Own Two Feet

[Written by Carla Seely] I grew up in a family founded on tough love. It was through this that independence was taught at a very early age; relying on oneself and not another was a value my parents instilled in both myself and my siblings. As a matter of fact, I can still clearly hear my father saying, “At the end of the day, you are born alone and... Read more of this article

Column: What Should You Do With Old Clothes?

Column: What Should You Do With Old Clothes?

[Column written by Bermuda Is Love] Bermuda Is Love has launched a campaign titled #NoNewClothes where we are challenging the public to purchase #NoNewClothes for the month of September. As part of the campaign, we are publishing weekly articles in Bernews highlighting the problem of fast fashion and what we as consumers can do about it. Please read... Read more of this article

Column: OTs Continue To Work Together

Column: OTs Continue To Work Together

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] During the week of August 15th, in Nassau, the Bahamas, the heads of the Caribbean region meet in advance of COP 27, which will be held in Egypt from 6-18 November, 2022. Hosted by Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, at the Baha Mar Resort, regional heads, including Hon. Dickon Mitchell... Read more of this article

Column: Inflation, Spin, Economy & More

Column: Inflation, Spin, Economy & More

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dr Douglas De Couto] In recent opinion pieces, PLP politicians have tried to paint a rosy picture of Bermuda’s economy. However, everyone knows that over the years the PLP has presided over a general decline in the economy and a ballooning national debt. And no amount of out-of-touch spin by the PLP can solve... Read more of this article

Column: Labour, Infrastructure, Financial & More

Column: Labour, Infrastructure, Financial & More

[Opinion column written by MP Jache Adams] Across Bermuda, the impact of a fractured global economy has touched far too many of us. In response, your PLP Government acted swiftly to implement our Economic Recovery Plan designed to get our people back to work, revitalize and diversify our economy, and invest in our infrastructure. A priority list of... Read more of this article

Column: Economy, Rising GDP, Be Optimistic

Column: Economy, Rising GDP, Be Optimistic

[Opinion column written by Senator Arianna Hodgson] Bermuda’s economy is on the rebound, and as a people, we have a lot to be encouraged and optimistic about regarding the future of our country. The big headlines are: GDP is up! Consumer spending is up! Employment income is up! Tourism arrivals and spending are up! Bermuda’s trade in goods... Read more of this article

Column: LGBTQ+ Rights, Govt, Voting, More

Column: LGBTQ+ Rights, Govt, Voting, More

[Opinion column written by Taj Donville-Outerbridge] This past weekend, Bermuda had the pleasure of hosting the post-Covid full-swing return of the annual Pride celebrations. Over the five official events held this past weekend thousands of people came out to protest for LGBTQ+ rights, celebrate, and support. Unfortunately, one thing was noticeably... Read more of this article

Column: $150 Back To School, Politics, More

Column: $150 Back To School, Politics, More

[Opinion column written by the OBA's Tia Smith] Like every other parent, my world and my concerns revolve largely around my kids. They drive most of our decisions on a daily basis: food, activities, housing and of course money. They are a large part of what gives me the strength to wake up every morning [and an even larger part of what puts me in my... Read more of this article

Column: Retreat Plans, Gang Violence & More

Column: Retreat Plans, Gang Violence & More

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] “This event will advance our national strategy to address the community violence problem and will be advanced by this event.” – Michael Weeks, Minister of National Security Ending violence and preventing future harm requires teamwork combined with a framework that lays out, in plain... Read more of this article

Column: Victoria Cunningham On Education

Column: Victoria Cunningham On Education

[Opinion column written by the OBA's Victoria Cunningham] Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom – Oprah Winfrey Much has been said about the Governments plans to reform education in our High Schools…however, little, if anything, has been done. For several years, the One Bermuda Alliance has been calling for the creation... Read more of this article

Column: Creating A Retirement Checklist

Column: Creating A Retirement Checklist

[Written by Carla Seely] If you’re thinking about retiring, then chances are you’re thinking about what the next steps are in the road to retirement. More importantly, you may be wondering when you should realistically begin creating a solid plan for retirement. For a lot of people, gearing up for retirement normally starts about five years ahead.... Read more of this article

Column: Recession: To Be Or Not To Be?

Column: Recession: To Be Or Not To Be?

[Opinion column written by Bryan Dooley] This is one of those strange times when markets appear to be sending conflicting signals. Specifically, the 15% rebound in the S&P 500 stock index since bottoming in mid-June suggests a light at the end of the economic tunnel. In fact, second quarter corporate earnings came in better than feared and last... Read more of this article